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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1972-10-09


Topics Live concert


Promised Land, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Friend Of The Devil, Me & My Uncle, Tennessee Jed, Black Throated Wind, Loser, El Paso, Box Of Rain, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Mexicali Blues, Sugaree, Playin' In The Band Jam*, He's Gone, Big River, Mississippi Half Step, Greatest Story Ever Told, Brokedown Palace, Truckin'-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones, E: Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > C > DAT > CDR

Notes

SBD > MR > C > DAT > CDR; EAC > Cool Edit (remove some pops, see info file) > SHN (seekable); SHN Conversion by Matt Vernon from Paul Bottiglio seed discs

Reviews

Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - January 8, 2015
Subject: Pretty good show; extraordinary Playin'
5 Stars is for the Playin jam, which is nothing short of exquisite. One of the top versions of fall 72, without a doubt, containing wonderful rising and falling dynamics, and jaw dropping interplay from Jerry, Bob, and Keith. Bob and Keith in particular have some otherworldly passages, Bob playing incredible slashing leads, and Keith with gorgeous, spiraling, jazzy fills, some of his wildest improv in a PITB of all time. The only downside is there is a cut at as they return to the verses, but luckily the jam is preserved.

The rest of the show is fine, typically good fall 72, but quite overshadowed by this legendary and outstanding moment.
Reviewer: chris phillips - - May 10, 2014
Subject: jl
nothing like the fall of '72
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - October 11, 2009
Subject: "Get That Bitch Off The Stage..."
...Were the exact words Grace Slick uttered directly before Bill Graham gently led her off stage.

The Stage Was Set In the middle of Winterland on the north side -- not in it's usual west side stage setup in the east-west formation aligned with Post Street.

This show, on a silent Monday night, was a benefit for the roadies. The New Riders opened.

After listening to this, I know now it was a fabulous concert. But during the show we were in agreement that they were tired from touring and merely going thru the grateful motions. Wrong!

I may as well get the Grace Slick stuff over with in this review a.s.a.p.: She showed up after the break very stoned, very alcohol/cocaine stoned. Stoned with a capital stoned.

Her in-your-face and disrespectful "about the band" scat singing performance was actually humorous and engaging because of the fact that she got up and sang with no warmup and let it fly however it lie. For this purpose was this reviewer spared.

After she got thru screaming, Grace blew us a kiss and left the stage -- "Gram" escorting. -- My impression was that the audience could have taken her or left her and if she wanted to get up there and sing, well, boy howdy, we just didn't care. -- The first set had so well primed us we could have settled easily for Topo Gigo, the Italian Mouse. -- If Grace would have showed up dressed in leathers and cracking a whip it wouldn't have mattered because, after a few rounds, Grace would be gone and we could settle back in for the night long. But no, prior to Truckin' Grace gets up there again likes she's grabbing Spencer's drum vocal mike, and, sizing up the situation, while the GD tuning don't know what's going on, gives up and strolls off stage before squeaking-out another note.

The Grateful Dead played well with her and without
her. It was fun. We all had a great time. I stood in the same place all night long. Though the other members of my party did, I did not eat or drink anything or go to the bathroom.

On the drive home we were in a stoutly critical discussion of how bad the Dead were that night. One of my passengers -- a taciturn young lady who had come along with us for her first GD concert -- spoke up, and blurted, "I don't know what all of you are complaining about! That was the best concert I've ever been to in my life!"

Suddenly the only sound present was the sound of the highway's rushing stationwagon and the dimly backed-off music of KSAN-FM. We all turned silent in realization that she had nailed us. Deadheads are the Dead's harshest critics.

(My justification: How can you blame us? When you
hear your own perfection you just want to hear it again and again.)

Welp, pilgrim, we heard it that night, the perfection, bourne in our cranial cavities again and again. And, of course, pilgrim, you know my miserable plight; It sounds better on this recording than it did that night with the, the Stage Set in the Middle. And Grace! Right!

This recording is hissy. Accept it. Life is a hissy fit. Yours first, then it.

"Get that bitch off the stage!"
Reviewer: NYLifer - - October 9, 2009
Subject: More Grace at the end of Brokedown Palace
Talking about notstalgia, faded out though at the start of Truckin.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - March 21, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" October 9, 1972 at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
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5 stars for the mix, recording, performance and transfer.

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1972 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

Don't count on all these shows stayin on the IA forever...get em while you can, get em while they're free, get em now or you'll be sorry...

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love from 1972.

PS: For easy streaming and/or downloading users of Windows XP should be viewing this web-page with RealPlayer.
Reviewer: Lewis-Mrotzek - - August 29, 2007
Subject: Deal
Great show i love the 1972 feel of the dead. Jerry's vocals and playing are great. Grace makes a good appearance.
Reviewer: BigShotLawyer - - April 2, 2006
Subject: For What It's Worth . .
A very nice show. Per the comments about the setlist above being out of order, here's a list of the songs included in this recording in order of appearance:
1. Promised Land
2. Deal
3. Me and My Uncle
4. Tennessee Jed
5. Back Throated Wind
6. Friend of the Devil
7. Beat it on Down the Line
8. Loser
9. El Paso
10. Box of Rain
11. China Cat Sunflower
12. I Know You Rider
13. Sugaree
14. Playing in the Band
15. Slick Jam
16. Hes Gone
17. Big River
18. Mississippi Half Step
19. Greatest Story Ever Told
20. Brokedown Palace
21. Truckin
22. The Other One
23. Wharf Rat
24. Sugar Magnolia
25. Casey Jones
Reviewer: StrawRider - - October 23, 2005
Subject: About the
The song files are in the proper order but the setlist posted here is incorrect. Deadlists confirms order of files minus the two missing songs: Mexicali Blues and the encore of Johnny B. Goode. I'll submit an error report and eventually this problem will be resolved.
Great sounding and historic (if that's the right term for Grace Slick's appearance) show. All the old cowboy-hippy tunes are handled with typical 72 excellence! There are some pieces missing here so only a four skull rating.
Reviewer: geronimo1 - - September 2, 2005
Subject: wrong songs
These songs have been rearranged. I don't know what pisses me off worse. The fact that some jackass goes and rearranges the song order or puts in three second gaps, or the fact that over a thousand jackasses have downloaded this show and not one has bothered to make a note such situations. 2 stars because it is not history as it occurred.
Reviewer: skwimite - - April 26, 2005
Subject: Drunken Grace
I had hopes that Grace was there to replace Donna, but alas, she was only there to embarrass herself. Fun show though, and if you know what Jerry meant by "it didn't pop folks, it just disappeared" you were there. Sounds good for late 72. 4 stars
Reviewer: Sherman - - April 23, 2005
Subject: Not First
There is at least one Box of Rain that predates this version by more than two years (9/17/70 - acoustic). This detail however, takes nothing away from this fine show.
Reviewer: Katman - - December 31, 2004
Subject: Grace Slick
Good sound, good show, plus the only known appearance of Grace Slick with the Dead. I went to this show. Grace came out at the start of the second set. The Dead played a short, blues jam to which she added impromptu lyrics - she appeared to be totally ripped. At the end of the tune, she staggered around the stage, rearranging everyone's mic stands until Bill Graham led her off. She reappeared briefly before Truckin and Graham again got her off to the side of the stage where she and he could be seen dancin to Truckin. Ahh, the good old days . . .
Reviewer: DeadDave50 - - November 22, 2004
Subject:
One of the best and most intense "playing' ive heard.If you dont do anything else download this tune. 5+Stars for playing alone!!
Reviewer: candymanan - - April 14, 2004
Subject: 1st Box of Rain
Great sound and energy to this one. 1st Box of Rain and it sounds great and has nice energy to it, Donna adds nicely without killing it too. Definately check out this show for many reasons (Other One > Wharf Rat, Sugar Mags)
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